Embracing Learning Variability: Quality Learning for All Kinds of Minds

Kim Carterdifferentiation, learning profiles

In today’s diverse educational landscape, educators face the challenge of addressing a wide spectrum of learning profiles and abilities. While the concept of differentiated instruction is widely valued, many educators struggle to effectively bridge the gaps between different student needs and preferences. This is where QED’s All Kinds of Minds (AKOM) emerges as a transformative force, empowering educators to embrace learning … Read More

Student Centered Learning – Developing an Implementation Matrix

Kim CarterUncategorized

Over the course of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, I worked with a group of instructional coaches in a district in Illinois to create an implementation matrix to guide educational practice in realizing the district’s vision of personalized, twenty-first century learning where all students are successful. After I framed the structure for the matrix based on the National Implementation … Read More

Reinventing the wheel?

Kim CarterUncategorized

A Reflection on Process, on behalf of the Freeport School District Instructional Learning Coaches by Laura Stocker Are we just recreating the wheel? It’s hard not to lament about this question when you’re in education. For every new idea that comes out, there’s someone out there who can say, “What? We were doing that in 1987!” The way practices swing … Read More